Mark’s Best Movies of 2017 Featuring Coco, Blade Runner 2049 & More!

Mark’s Best Movies of 2017 Featuring Coco, Blade Runner 2049 & More!

Well it’s that time of year again, the great and powerful 2017 Movies Year in Review.  What a weird year but were some great films  And even more half good ones with something interesting to offer (even though they were badly in need of a rewrite)   As usual, we’re going to treat this as an Awards show.  I’ll come up with categories and nominations, you guess which film should win and I’ll tell you my answers at the end.  A quick note for those of you guessing, this will contain mild spoilers.  You’ve had all year to see these, there’s no excuse.  Read more

Flatliners is Half-Assed Horror Hoping to Coast By on Deceptive Marketing (Review)

Flatliners is Half-Assed Horror Hoping to Coast By on Deceptive Marketing (Review)

I’ve been looking forward to Flatliners.  I loved the original film so much that I was hoping against hope that it would be amazing.  But signs were bad.  Remakes of cool movies from the 80s and 90s don’t have a great track record (remember the Total Recall remake? ‘Cause I sure don’t).   Also Flatliners didn’t have a rating on Rotten Tomatoes when I looked.  I’m guessing there was a review moratorium – bad films prevent bad reviews in hopes of drawing numbers that they don’t deserve.  IMDB gives a writing credit was to Peter Filardi, who wrote the original, but that was just for the story. The actual screenplay was by Ben Ripley, the man who gave us Species III. Read more